After day two, I am happy to report that I love 5th grade. After day one, I wasn’t so sure. Now, I’m pretty positive. In fact, I think it’s quite lovely. I haven’t found my groove yet, but I got really close with one of my classes. And for this, I am so grateful.
I would love to tell you about the first and second days of 5th grade, but I have been introduced to ‘back-to-school’ tired. I mean, I am so tired my toe nails hurt….I know. So instead, I will introduce you to our new class plant. As you know, I don’t do pets; I do plants. If you follow along you know the saga of Mascoto, my bell-pepper plant. If you want, you may read about his life and death here and here and here….or not.
So, I am proud to introduce our class bamboo plant. (Note – he or she will be named tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted!) Isn’t he or she lovely?
In order to make sure our plant is protected and cared for, we have a list of class jobs….the bottom one being the most important. 🙂 IT WAS THE FIRST JOB CHOSEN!
When I introduced our bamboo plant, I did a whole sermon talk about how they were SUPER special because they were the only students to have a bamboo plant instead of a class pet. I carried the plant around to each table, they observed him/her, they ‘ohhhhed’, they ‘ahhhhed, it was perfect. This was one of the points in the day where I was convinced, these kiddos were winners.
My kids must be really
gullible eager-to-please because I found this in a journal today – ahhahahahahahaha!
Well, friends – this is my life. Bamboo plants and putting kids on the wrong buses and hurting toe tails…but I really cannot imagine any better way to spend my time. Now, I am going to bed. Yes, it is only 8:59 PM and yes, I have DRAs to grade, and yes, I did take a 2 hour nap, but my toe nails hurt, so good night.
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Pinkadots Elementary says
Great idea about the Lucky Bamboo! They are usually hard to kill. That journal is just the cutest thing! Enjoy your year and good luck!
Michelle Lehan says
Ah yes….the beginning of the school year tired. I know it well. Fortunately, we don't start with the kiddos until Sept. 3rd so I have a little more time to get there!
I got a plant on the first day of school. I might just turn it into our class pet. Great idea! Maybe the kids will be able to keep it alive!
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AMC Looking From Third to Fourth says
I love your bamboo plant – what a great idea!
Eclectic Educating says
Love the bamboo plant! I always see them at IKEA and am so tempted to buy one! Glad your school year is starting off well. It always take time to adjust, every year!
How funny! I love that you have a plant instead of a pet. One year, I had a Webkinz pet (a rhino) and let kids take care of him on the computer. That was fun. Glad you're enjoying 5th grade, and I hope your toenail starts feeling better!
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The Sweetest Thing says
HA! I love your first line! I too am happy to report I absolutely love fifth! Glad you had a great start to the year 🙂
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